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UN: World’s 7 billionth baby is Danica May Camacho, born in the Philippines

By on Nov 1, 2011 in Asia, Lifestyle, World Comments

Manila, Philippines – The United Nation (UN) declared Danica May Camacho as the world’s 7 billionth baby, who was born in the Philippines on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Danica May Camacho, world’s 7 billionth baby,
being cuddled by mother, Camille. Florante, the
baby’s father, holds the ‘7B Philippines’ cake

Image Credit: Dennis M. Sabanga / EPA

As shown in local TV news on Monday, Danica May Camacho, who was born at Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila, at 11:58 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, is the 7-billionth baby, as declared by the UN.

According to reports, a UN representative visited the said hospital and brought along a gift certificate for free shoes for Danica, along with a cake marked “7B Philippines“, celebrating her symbolic birth for the world.

Danica‘s parents are Camille Dalura and Florante Camacho, a jeepney driver, with Camille telling reporters that she did not expect her second delivery will be so special.

“She looks so lovely. I can’t believe she is the world’s seven billionth.” Camille was quoted as saying. Danica weighs 5.5 pounds when delivered and about a month premature.

The family also received other gifts for Danica from well-wishers, including a college scholarship and some money. Press people and some politicians were also present when UN officials came.

As reported earlier, UN named October 31, 2011 as “Seven Billion Day“, which aims to draw attention to the challenges of the world’s growing population, estimating that the world population would reach 7 billion that day.

On the other hand, a UK-based non-profit organization called Plan claims that a baby girl named Nargis, is the world’s 7-billionth baby, who was born on Monday in India, where celebration also took place.

Based on UN demographics, China still has the largest population in the world, having 1.34 billion people. India is second, with a population of 1.2 billion. The Philippines has an estimated population of 94.9 million. The world population is being predicted to reach 10 billion by 2100.

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